The Tecma Group of Companies recently recorded a podcast discussion with the vice president of operations of Providien, Matt Jordan on the topic of medical device manufacturing in Tijuana, Baja California.
During the approximately twenty minute session, Jordan provided listeners with useful and relevant information related to the composition and capabilities of what has become North America’s hub for the manufacture of medical devices. The vice president of Providien’s Baja California operations attributes the rise in medical device manufacturing in Tijuana to four principal factors:
- Tijuana’s decades long history as a superior location for manufacturers from a diversity of industries;
- A stable, educated, plentiful and experienced workforce in terms of both direct and indirect labor;
- An advantageous cost structure in terms of both labor and total landed costs;
- A nearshore location that eliminates lengthy lead times.
Over the course of the Tecma Talk recorded podcast, Matt Jordan asserted that, “Much of the strength related to Tijuana’s nearshore advantage has to do with the fact that it is part of what is known as the “Cali Baja Mega-Region”. The Mega-Region consists of San Diego County, Imperial County and the northern part of Baja California. In terms of qualifying the “horsepower” behind this region, it’s combined value is made up of US $215 billion of GDP.”
He added that “companies that are engaged in medical device manufacturing in Tijuana can have products sterilized and delivered to an OEM on the East Coast within five days.”
Providien, LLC is a leading contract manufacturer of clinically superior medical devices and advanced manufacturing solutions to the medical device and life sciences industries. Providien focuses on improving product quality and reliability while reducing time-to-market and costs. With a US offering ranging from machined assemblies for surgical robotics to complex plastic solutions, Providien’s finished medical device manufacturing operation is located in Tijuana, Baja California. The operation consists of 5 buildings with over 1,000 employees. Among other products supplied to its OEM clientele, Providien’s Tijuana plant manufacturers items such as:
- Huber Needle Sets
- Midline Catheters
- Disposable Infusion Pumps
- Blood Collection Bags
- Closed Syringe Assemblies
- Bone Cement Delivery Devices
- Fluid Management Sets
ABOUT THE TECMA GROUP OF COMPANIES
The Tecma Group of Companies, Inc., headquartered in El Paso, Texas provides services that have enabled firms from a wide range of industries to establish and maintain Mexican manufacturing operations for almost three decades. Under its Mexico Shelter Manufacturing Partnership (MSMP) companies control and focus on their core, value-added functions, while Tecma tends to their human resource, payroll, accounting, logistics, and other non-manufacturing, but essential, needs.